In-Season Training for Hockey Goalies

I know it is a busy time of year for you.    I know most of you aren’t thinking about IN-SEASON training at all.    I know most of you think the baggers you do with your team are your in-season training.   The rest of you are thinking “I’m just gonna wait until things settle down a bit and…

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ICE HOCKEY GOALIES – Stop Every Shot With These 3 Moves

As a hockey goalie, you are NOT going to stop every single shot. #truth #ouch But you can drastically increase your chances by developing the goalie specific stamina and stability that we review in this brand new video.  We hit the ice to go through how these elements help you on the ice and then…

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GTP TV: Ep 21 – The Unsung Training Variable

Hey gang, welcome to Goalie Training Pro TV, episode number 21. I’m not going to tell you the topic, ’cause you’re going to have to work for it a little bit. We’re talking about a training variable that gets so neglected, that I don’t even think you’ll think of it. So what I want you…

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When Hiring A Strength Coach Is Out Of The Question…

When you have the drive and determination to become one of the players any coach is happy to have in the line-up, but you don’t have access to a qualified and proven hockey strength coach, what should you do? I know several of you are pondering this exact question right now as the off-season approaches…

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Skeptical of training programs?

I had an odd email the other day from one of you who said that you had been “Skeptical of training programs in the past”. Skeptical? Really? Like you think that training is not going to make you better? A secret most coaches don’t want you to know… Almost anything works to some extent and…

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How Much Time On The Ice During The Summer?

  With NHL training camps opening last Thursday, naturally the media set out to find a story with the Leafs – why not pick on the best performing player Phil Kessel? When Phil said, ‘I skated 10 times maybe all summer’, Leaf Nation gasped.  I’m not gonna lie – I gasped a little bit too.…

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Q&A: Critique Your Hockey Training Program

Today I answer your questions about off-ice hockey training.  The theme today is answering questions about home-made training programs that some of you have pieced together yourself.  I know a lot of you do this so this will help point you in the right direction. Meeting of the MINDS Before I get to that I…

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Off-Season Training Trail Map

This time of year I get flooded with emails from players who are ready to dominate next season and they want to know where to start.  So I give them my advice and most of them go ahead, follow the recipe and dominate. Some of them don’t like the advice, because it is not what…

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Who SHOULD train like a pro.

I wrote an article last year about whether kids need to ‘train like the pros’.  That seems to be a pretty big marketing ‘thing’ these days.  Send your 8 year old here to train like a pro. I think most of us read that and think – wow, that is probably not really what they…

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The Hockey Training You WANT vs. What You NEED.

What you want vs. what you need. Imagine going through elementary and high school only studying the subjects you wanted to study.  I know for sure that Math would be nowhere on the list.  My days would have looked something like this: 1st Period – Gym 2nd Period – Art 3rd Period – Lunch 4th…

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